Software update: Kodi 18.1 RC1

Feb

12

2019

Kodi logo (75 pix) The final release of Kodi version 18.0 has only just been released and now a development version of the first successor can be retrieved. This cross platform media center software is developed for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS. In version 18.0, which carries the code name Leia, the entire source code has been reviewed, with the aim of improving stability. Furthermore, various improvements have been made in the music library and watching live television, there is a full 64bit version of Kodi and it is now also available through the Windows Store. Finally, the media player has been improved, which means there are fewer hitches to avoid, and it also works well with 4k and 8k resolutions, hdr, drm and the latest codecs. Version 18.1 also provides a collection of minor improvements and bug fixes.

Kodi v18.1 Leia RC1
Two weeks have fit since the official release of v18.0, and hopefully you like it as much as we do. A final release always comes with some unexpected bugs or improvements that need a bit more time. In the months to come we will bring you regular v18 updates that included bug fixes and improvements. In this 18.1 Release Candidate we have included the following changes:

Speed ​​up Player and Playlists operations with JSON-RPC
Define a senseful default value for advanced settings ‘updateemptytagsinterval’
Revert edge case crash that causes DVDs to be not recognized on Mac OS
Remove “dxvaallowhqscaling” advanced setting to prepare for DXVA improvements in v18.2 for Windows
Linux X11: fix usage or required configuration values
Add date to the log records
Do not react on DPI change event on Win10> = FCU
Fix Android MediaCodec freeze when early disposing stream
Flush streamplayers if abort is requested which solves waiting too long. Skippingskippen DVD screens for example
Fix ListitemAbsolute and ListItemPosition in GUI engine
Ignore very first “server not reachable” notification for PVR servers
Use extended result codes for SQLite
Fix invalid PTS decoder value which should inprove MPEG2 playback on Android devices
update SSL CA trust store
Handle empty vertex buffers in GUIFontTTFGL which caused a hard crash
Reintroduce setting “Close channel OSD after switching channels” for PVR
Fix thread logging on Android which causes issues like frozen movies on DVD / Bluray playback
Avoid attempt to load music info for smartplaylists
Fix Top 100 Albums regression
RenderCapture: Only query Occlusion if GL lower 1.5
Check current mode if whitelist does not match and take correct action
Check if app intent is valid on Android. This fixes a hard crash when trying to open Kodi again
Fix PVR input stream creation for pvr file items only containing a path and no recording / channel tag.
Fixe playing VP9 streams using inputstream addon. It is because codec extradata is not existant for this stream codec.
Catch an exception while reading or writing a file
Fix logical “or” operation in GUI engine
Check the system capabilities to support S1 / S2 / S3 / S4 sleep states before reporing them as available
Fix crash in PCSX ReARMed with BIOS
Several Estuary cosmetic fixes
The full v18.1 RC1 changelog can be found in our Github milstone .

Kodi v18 Leia

Version number 18.1 RC1
Release status Beta
Operating systems Windows 7, Android, Linux, macOS, iOS, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website
Kodi
Download
http://kodi.tv/download
License type GPL

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